MAJ Abdullah H. Clark


Military Strategy, Defense Policy, Strategic Leadership, Organizational Development

Areas of interest: Military Strategy, Defense Policy, Strategic Leadership, Organizational Development

Major Abdullah H. Clark is an instructor in the Information Strategy and Disruptive Technology Department.  Major Clark began his military career by enlisting in 1999, and spent over a decade serving in various combat units.  His commissioned service began in 2010 with training as an infantry officer before later transferring to Functional Area 59 (FA59), Army Strategist. 

Major Clark’s assignments span the tactical, operational, and strategic levels, including overseas service in Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Malawi.  He has served in several institutional assignments including to Army Human Resources Command, the Joint Staff, and Army Staff.  His most recent assignment was with the Secretary of the Army, working as a strategic planner.

Major Clark is a trained researcher with experience in qualitative and quantitative methodologies in addition to his Army War College certifications in strategy, policy development, planning and the strategic art.  His doctoral research at George Washington University has included courses in statistical research for group comparison and design analysis, survey research, and qualitative data collection with research participants.  He also completed graduate training in instructional design following his interest in curriculum development.

Major Clark’s written work spans multiple disciplines such as history, security studies, and organizational development.  His thesis at Norwich University explored the strategic implications of the Berlin airlift, while his policy research project at Georgetown University focused on enhancing security mechanisms for countering Violent Extremist Organizations (VEO) in Africa.

Major Clark is a graduate of requisite professional military education programs from enlisted and commissioned service. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Fayetteville State University, a Masters of Arts in military history from Norwich University, a Masters of Public Administration from Columbus State University, and a Masters of Policy Management from Georgetown University.  He is currently a doctoral candidate at George Washington University, where his dissertation research is focused on organizational leadership.